Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD | Authors

Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection in Vulvar Carcinoma: What Is the Acceptable False-Negative Rate?

May 01, 2008

Although vulvar cancer is relatively rare, accounting for less than 5% of all cancers of the female genital organs, lymph node metastasis associated with vulvar carcinoma is a common event and occurs in about 25% of cases.[1] The presence and number of lymph node metastases is the single most important prognostic factor in vulvar cancer and a critical component to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system, as well as a major determinant in the need for adjuvant therapy